Thursday, November 17, 2011

NEWS ROUNDUP: Meredith Baxter Gets SWITCHED, Demi Moore Files For Divorce, GLEE's Adele Cover #1

Meredith Baxter to Guest Star on SWITCHED AT BIRTH
Baxter will play Bonnie Tamblyn Dixon, the mother to Lea Thompson's character Kathryn and biological grandmother to Daphne (Katie LeClerc). Sparks fly and tension arises when she arrives for a family visit.

Demi Moore Filing for Divorce From Ashton Kutcher
The former GENERAL HOSPITAL actress said in a statement, "It is with great sadness and a heavy heart that I have decided to end my six-year marriage to Ashton."

American Media, Inc. (which includes Digest/Weekly) Announces Craig Pavia as Digital Sales Director for Enthusiast Group
"I'm so excited to be joining AMI," said Mr. Pavia. "This opportunity will give me the chance to blend my background in classic quality content and audience monetization to help AMI build a unique digital package for customers and dominate the space for the Enthusiast Group websites."

GLEE Enjoys Adele-Fueled Music Resurgence, Plans Cover of Rihanna's 'We Found Love'
A mash-up of Adele’s “Rumor Has It”/”Someone Like You” from Tuesday’s episode skyrocketed to No. 1 on iTunes and has yet to be dethroned. (One source says it’s on track to become GLEE‘s best-selling track since last season’s Gwyneth Paltrow-crooned “Forget You.”)

BBC News: Is slow TV taking over the airwaves?
There are plenty of US shows that now adhere to the "slow TV" template. THE KILLING was preceded by MAD MEN, a series whose lack of velocity makes the Danish thriller look like WALKER, TEXAS RANGER.

"Burnt Part Boys" Cast Album Gets 12/6 Release, Features Michael Park
The album features performances by original cast members including AS THE WORLD TURNS Emmy winner Michael Park.

Unaired PLAYBOY CLUB episodes will appear on DVD
Leah Renee (Alice) says that a planned DVD release will included all seven filmed episodes, including unaired ones.

ABC To ONE LIFE TO LIVE Actors: "Get Out!"
Caat members who are not going to TOLN were told they'd have to pack up their things before the weekend. "Im here 4 my last tape day on OLTL for ABC. Last night we were told that we must remove all of our belongings from the dressing rooms," tweeted Hillary B. Smith (Nora). Kassie DePaiva (Blair) was especially emotional about taping her final scenes and saying good-bye. "I don't want it to end. I'm so here in the moment that I'm not even thinking about what we're going to be doing a month from now. We're not going to be shooting in this studio, I don't think, so I should be cleaning, but I'm not going to do it; it's too emotional for me," she says. "I've moved some stuff out, but I'll have Jimmy [DePaiva, ex-Max] come and back the car up to help move some boxes." Many cast members are scheduled to work Friday afternoon, the final day of taping, so several will be on set to say final good-byes to each other. "It's nice that way," says Kristen Alderson (Starr). "I just hope that I can get through it," adds DePaiva.

J.R. Martinez is one of People's Sexiest Men Alive for 2011
The top 12 were Bradley Cooper, Idris Elba, Liam Hemsworth, Justin Theroux, Chris Evans, Tim McGraw, Josh Charles, Joel McHale, Jason Momoa, Ryan Gosling, Alec Baldwin and Dylan McDermott.

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